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NTP fellow wins travel award

By Eddy Ball
August 2011

Mamta Behl, Ph.D.

Behl received a travel award to attend Society of Toxicology Pathology annual meeting in June. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

NTP Toxicology Branch( Research Fellow Mamta Behl, Ph.D., received a $1000 travel award from the Society of Toxicologic Pathology to attend the annual meeting( Exit NIEHS held June 19-23 in Denver. 

Behl presented a poster on NTP research on "Peripheral Neuropathy in Rats Exposed to Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN) Trimer." SAN Trimer is a by-product of the production of acrylonitrile styrene plastics and is created in specific manufacturing processes for polymers of acrylonitrile and styrene. NTP conducted two-year chronic feeding studies exposing rats to SAN Trimer in a perinatal-postnatal exposure design. Findings from the NTP studies on SAN Trimer were peer-reviewed at a public meeting Jan. 26 (see story( and NTP peer review(

Other members of the research team included lead NTP toxicologist Rajendra Chhabra, Ph.D.; NIEHS biostatistician Grace Kissling, Ph.D.: lead NTP pathologist Susan Elmore, D.V.M.; former NTP Research Fellow Deepa Rao, B.VSc., Ph.D., now of Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc.; James Morrison, D.V.M. of Charles River Laboratories, Pathology Associates; and Amy Brix, D.V.M, Ph.D., of Experimental Pathology Laboratories. Chhabra is Behl's current mentor.

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